IDD: Creative Movement & Storytime for Children with Susan Wardell

Saturday, 4th May 2024 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Dunedin Community Gallery

In this interactive session Susan Wardell will read her nationally award-winning picture book, The Lighthouse Princess. She will share a bit about what it means to be a storyteller - and how it involves your whole body, as well as your mind! - with a series of fun exercises focused on creative ways of moving, using your senses, and building imaginative worlds.
This movement and storytime session is suitable for children aged 3-7years old (although all ages are welcome). All children must be accompanied by an adult.

About The Lighthouse Princess:
The Lighthouse Princess is a delightful contemporary fairytale about an independent princess, who looks after a very special lighthouse lamp, fishes off the balcony and goes swimming with penguins and seals. The Lighthouse Princess is almost perfectly happy... But one day, a little fishing boat with green sails sets out just as a storm blows up...
Poet Susan Wardell's debut picture book is a celebration of independence and friendship, with magical and award-winning illustrations by Rose Northey, recipient of the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award 2021.

About Susan Wardell:
Susan Wardell is from Dunedin, New Zealand. She lives by the harbour, and teaches at the University of Otago, while raising two small humans and a modest indoor jungle. Alongside academic writing Susan publishes in a variety of creative genres. Her poetry, micro-fiction, book reviews and literary essays have been published in a variety of journals throughout Australasia, and won several awards. Her first picture book for children, The Lighthouse Princess, was selected for the 2021 Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Illustration, and earned Susan and illustrator Rose Northey the Best First Book Award at the 2023 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

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